A picture says more than a thousand words, a video more than a thousand pictures. For this reason, we have produced a series of short films that present our researchers, their projects, and their goals. We aim to provide insights into our institute and make the work we do understandable for everyone. Once a month, we will put a new video online, either on our website or our institute's Youtube channel.
The series begins with a portrait of the "Autonomous Learning" Max Planck research group, which is led by Dr. George Martius. The Autonomous Learning group’s mission is to make robots learn in a way that is similar to early childhood development. If robots learn by interacting with their environment, they may also be able to act in a complex and constantly changing world, which they cannot be programmed to do.
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems strive to understand the principles of perception, action, and learning in autonomous systems that successfully interact with complex environments. In addition to gaining a scientific understanding of natural intelligent systems, the institute’s scientists aim to use such insights to design artificially intelligent systems that could benefit humanity in the future. With campuses in Tübingen and Stuttgart, the MPI-IS combines theory, software, and hardware expertise in a single interdisciplinary center. This enables the pursuit of creative and impactful research in a broad range of connected topics within the thriving research field of intelligent systems.